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unloading weevil
Scientists fight to clear La. waterways of giant salvinia
The LSU AgCenter has launched an aggressive campaign to rid the state’s waterways of an invasive water plant named giant salvinia.
calf
La. company produces cattle vaccine
A product manufactured and marketed by a Louisiana company is the only "killed" vaccine available to prevent anaplasmosis, a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year.
cooked crawfish
Research sustains crawfish industry
Louisiana produces about 90 percent of the nation’s crawfish, with 70 percent of that consumed locally. The LSU AgCenter conducts research on crawfish production to keep this industry viable.
erosion control
Mulch mixture can cut erosion and runoff at road-building sites
Applying a combination of wood mulch and compost on highway construction sites can significantly reduce the amount of rain runoff and accompanying erosion, according to soil scientist David Weindorf.
sugarcane
New sugarcane variety boosts ag industry
Louisiana’s sugarcane industry could not survive without periodic introduction of new varieties. Old varieties become susceptible to disease and insect pests, and new varieties must replace them. A major effort of the LSU AgCenter is sugarcane breeding. In May 2010, the newest variety, named L 03-371, was released.
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